Compare 2008 Bentley Continental Flying Spur vs 2008 Saab 9-3

2008 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
2008 Saab 9-3
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 10 17 N/A $170,990
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 29 $27,108 $28,445
4-Door Wagon SportCombi 19 29 $28,223 $29,615
4-Door Sedan Aero 16 26 $33,559 $35,215
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Aero 16 26 $34,546 $36,250
2-Door Convertible 18 27 $38,077 $39,955
4-Door Sedan TurboX 16 24 $40,010 $41,765
4-Door Wagon SportCombi TurboX 16 24 $40,777 $42,565
2-Door Convertible Aero 16 26 $43,494 $45,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$27,108
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$170,990
$28,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2850 / month
$474 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Although the 2008 Saab 9-3 isn’t as stylish and recognizable, it is a unique and stealthy alternative to more frequently seen small sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
10 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 93.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
208.9 182.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
120.7 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 69.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 15.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 16
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.0
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/40R19 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40R19 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5456 3210
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
19.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas W12 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
479 @ 1600 221 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
6.0L/366 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 6100 210 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
10 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA MM3
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.71
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.95
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Manual Shift NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Saab 9-3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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